A psychologist explains why we find some food disgusting - and why it matters

A bowl of Mopane worms stands on the counter for customers to try at the Insect Experience Restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa, August 23, 2019. Picture taken August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham - RC1BC78092B0

Eating things like insects in some wealthy societies is not considered an option. Image: REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Nathan S Consedine
Professor of Health Psychology, University of Auckland
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